Promised Land, Sugaree, Mexicali Blues, Loser, Me And Bobby McGee, Brown Eyed Women, Beat It On Down The Line, China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider, Box Of Rain, He's Gone, Around & Around, Friend Of The Devil, Playin' In The Band
Mississippi Half Step, Me & My Uncle, Big Railroad Blues, Dark Star-> Stella Blue, Big River, Deal, Tomorrow Is Forever, Sugar Magnolia, E: Casey Jones
December 15, 2016 Subject:
Oh my... that LOVELY... late '72 MIND-BLOWING!!!
So... it's been more than few years since my last review, or at least, the last one I can recall.
But in that time, nothing about my LOVE & DEVOTION to the entirety of the Grateful Dead's 1972 performances has changed. The 5 shows played in December '72: 12/10-11-12 @ Winterland, 12/15 in Long Beach & 12/31 @ Winterland.
These 5 performances to my mind are all one long performance, because, as David Lemiuex has said, "they were playing at such a high level..." There really isn't much more to say than that, is there? "They were plying at such a high level..." --- WOW! Is there ANY other band that ANYONE is talking like that about? Not that I've heard!
Anyway... this show is, at the very least, really, really good. Again, not much more to say than that. I gave this 4 stars because of the "damage to the flow" when the sound quality & source issues came up. But other than that, I say this would be yet another 5 star, 1972 GD performance.
March 7, 2015 Subject:
This is another '72 show where most of the songs performed are played very well.
To be sure, the first week of the Fall (9/21-9/28) is best and nearly as good as the best handful from Europe (4/11, 4/14, 4/26, 5/3, 5/4).
I think this is the best of the recordings of this show. What is up with the encore though? Every other source seems to indicate it should be Casey Jones but this one has Johnny B. Goode. Can anyone shed any light on this pressing question?
July 10, 2012 Subject:
highlight of show....
is actually the fantastic take on Mississippi Half Step! Favorite version ever. Well worth the listen.
Reviewer:Evan S. Hunt
December 12, 2010 Subject:
Doing A/B Comarison...
...with Menke's AUD that I reviewed earlier.
Now that I have played three of these I must admit that this is the better version. There is still the distortion so, obviously, it means that there was a ton of ambient hall noise because the same distortion is revealed in all three of the versions of this show I have reviewed. Interesting. I learned something.
Probably due to recordings this is not a much ballyhooed Grateful Dead performance, but I think it should be. This show ranks up there in my Top 300. I am prejudiced because I was at this show and I drank it all in. That always seems to tarnish one's judgment ~ that you were there.
I am very proud of myself for enduring the sacrifice of caravaning thru nasty (for the region) and inclement weather from 25 miles away in the suburbs three nights in a row. That I and numerous friends, family and acquaintances got there and back three nights in a row considering the circumstances, well, it's a miracle. It was
a daily miracle. It is ...
(God, listen to this hyped palaver!)
Then listen to this Dark Star. ~!!@!!!!
Prior to Big River Bobby announces Pigpen's precarious health status: that he is getting better and should return. But the family knew he would never return for he was gone.
Most things you can do something but somethings you can do nothing.
This presentation is "reel-y" a much more readily acceptable version of this great show.
If you must insist: Highlight of this show is "Tomorrow is Forever."
What is with Menke's AUD is that you can download and save it forever and I recommend that his is a keeper if...